Do laptops have a place in the lecture hall? An ongoing debate has raged over whether they do. I believe that we need to reframe our teaching approach as adult education and adapt to the use of technology.
A discussion of how information has fundamentally changed, questioning how this will affect the work of historians.
A brief discussion historicizing colour and non-colour photography.
An exploration of how digitization changes the context of photography, with a particular emphasis on post-mortem photography.
This is a step-by-step guide to accessing military records both through LAC’s website but also on-site.
A discussion of the importance and possibilities of storytelling, oral history and personal memories.
ActiveHistory.Ca puts out a Call for Bloggers, as we seek to expand our circle of regular contributors.
Today, Canadians across the country will observe Remembrance Day. The tradition of remembering the casualties of war on November 11 first began in 1919, following the end of the First World War. Through public commemorations or more private ways, citizens will think about the sacrifices of thousands of men and women who have risked their lives for country, faith, and… Read more »
When up in the Sudbury and Manitoulin areas for a quick research trip in mid-September, driving several hundred kilometres, I became well-acquainted with CBC Sudbury. On Morning North, there was a regular program by two Laurentian University professors conducting research for their upcoming book Come on Over: Northeastern Ontario A-Z. In what sounds like a cross between an encyclopedia and… Read more »
Formally launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001, Wikipedia — the “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” — has become the first (and often only) stop in Internet fact-finding. With well over ten million articles to date, Wikipedia has evaded overt corporate influence through a non-profit structure and currently ranks among the top ten most visited sites on… Read more »